Based on the spherical harmonic decomposition of HARDI data, we propose a new criterion for characterizing the diffusion anisotropy in a voxel directly from the SH coefficients. Essentially, by considering the Rician noise in diffusion data, we modify the Rissanen’s criterion for fitting the diffusion situation in a voxel. In addition, the minimum description length (MDL) criterion has been employed for interpreting information from both the SH coefficients and the data. The criterion obtained can make use of the diffusion information so as to efficiently separate the different diffusion distributions. Various synthetic datasets have been used for verifying our method. The experimental results show the performance of the proposed criterion is accurate.
|Title of host publication||Not Known|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||International Conference on Medical Biometrics (ICMB) - Hong Kong, China|
Duration: 28 Jun 2010 → 30 Jun 2010
|Conference||International Conference on Medical Biometrics (ICMB)|
|Period||28/06/10 → 30/06/10|